Yacht designer creates floating villa for Dubai's The World

11/10/2011 - Dubai Property News Posted by Neil King
Yacht designer creates floating villa for Dubai's The World

An innovative new floating villa has been designed to be positioned on The World islands off the coast of Dubai.Created by yacht designer Donald Starkey Designs in a joint venture with Palmerstone, the villa, nicknamed an 'Ome, can be built on land and manoeuvred to the individual islands that make up The World.This, the creators say, solves any issues about irrigation and maintenance of the islands for its owners. The prototype is 32-km in diameter, has five bedrooms, open planning living areas and a seawater pool, although they can be adjusted to the owner's requirements.They will also be self-sustainable, complete with power and water and have solar panels on the roof for renewable electricity.Designer Donald Starkey said: "The unique prospect of owning an island on The World brings its own set of challenges, and we believe we have created something that will deal with all the considerations that island owners have to deal with when it comes to developing their island. The 'Ome provides the infrastructure for the entire island, without the need to break ground."